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NHL Lockout Questions

7:58 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ)- Along with frustration, fans have plenty of questions surrounding the NHL lockout. We asked you what was on your mind on Facebook and took the top three questions to veteran NHL player agent Stephen Bartlett.

The number one question was "what steps toward compromise have been taken by either side?" Bartlett responded that "I think there's been some movement, but there is still a very large gap to be closed here."

The number two question was with so many players opting to play in Europe "what happens when one of those guys blows a knee out playing overseas?" Bartlett agreed that "there's clearly a lot of risk there (for owners), especially with top players going there risking injury, which could ultimately come back and hurt a team's successes once they get going again."

Question number three: "What role does (Gary) Bettman play and how many lockouts have occurred under his watch?" Bartlett said the title "Commissioner" is certainly a misnomer, "his loyalties are clearly to the ownership group."

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